Lata Mangeshkar advises Ranu Mondal to ‘be original’

Ranu Mondal turned a sensation throughout the web when a video of her singing Ek pyaar ka nagma hai on the Ranaghat railway platform went viral. After the video went viral, Ranu was in contrast as veteran singer and melody queen Lata Mangeskhar. Many even referred to as her the brand new Lata Mangeshkar. Nonetheless, it appears the melody queen shouldn’t be fairly pleased with Ranu and the comparability. In a press release the nation’s nightingale, mentioned, “Agar mere naam aur kaam se kissiko bhala hota hai toh main apne-aap ko khush-kismat samajhti hoon (If anyone gets benefited from my name and work then I feel fortunate). But I also feel imitation is not a reliable and durable companion for success. By singing my songs or Kishoreda’s (Kumar), or (Mohd) Rafi Saab’s, or Mukesh Bhaiyya or Asha’s (Bhosle) numbers, aspiring singers can get short-term attention. But it won’t last.”

She additionally gave recommendation to aspiring singers by saying, “Be original. By all means sing the evergreen songs by me and my colleagues. But after a point the singer must seek and find his or her own song.” Giving an instance of her personal sister she additional added, “If Asha (Bhosle) had not insisted on singing in her own style she would have remained in my shadow forever. She is the biggest example of how far individuality can take one’s talent to.”

And now, Lataji’s response to Ranu Mondal, has upset many followers and social media customers, who really feel the legendary singer may have been “more gracious”.

“Such a superstar and so ungracious,” wrote a person on Twitter.

“A poor lady sang on a railway platform for a living. #RanuMondal’s voice was miraculously noticed by SM and she became a star. Inspiring Lata ji could have been more gracious, complimented and helped her. This lecture on “imitation” was avoidable,” one other person mentioned.

A person “disagreed” with Mangeshkar and referred to as her “a bit harsh”, whereas one other mentioned that this might have been taken in “true spirits by a senior artist like Lataji”.

Mondal, who has now recorded three tracks for singer-composer Himesh Reshammiya, who noticed on the units of Famous person Singer. Reportedly Salman Khan has requested her to sing for Dabangg three as nicely.

(With inputs from IANS)

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